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The Remembrancer Order was a group of poets, journalists, imagists and writers that were sent to accompany the Imperial forces during the later years of the Great Crusade, once the Emperor had returned to Terra.[1]


During the Great Crusade, various chroniclers and recorders had been accompanying Imperial forces as individuals, but their records were piecemeal and irregular. Following the victory at Ullanor, it was decided that a more formal and authoritative celebration of mankind's reunification was needed.[1] The Order of Remembrancers was ratified by the Council of Terra following a petition by Solomon Voss, with the aid of Askarid Sha, directly to the Emperor with the goal of forming an order of people to be the Imperium's memory of its foundation and reflect the truth of the Great Crusade.[17] The remembrancers were recruited from all levels of Terran society and from the societies of other key Imperial worlds, based on the merit of their creative gifts. Almost 4.3 million remembrancers were sent abroad in the first months following the ratification of the bill, assigned to join all the key expedition fleets active in the expanding Imperium.[1]

However they were generally disliked by both the regular troops and the Astartes. Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves, was rumoured to have groused that all remembrancers should be given weapons if they wanted to be on the front lines.[1]

When the Horus Heresy began, the Imperium issued the Edict of Dissolution which officially dissolved the Order of Remembrancers and removed the status they once held; though the reason for the Dissolution was kept from the former Remembrancers. Further, on the orders of Malcador, they were to be immediately sent to Terra, where they would be debriefed by his office.[11] Later on during the Siege of Terra Dorn and Malcador agreed to restore the Remembrancer Order under Kyril Sindermann. This time, the Remembrancer's symbol was the Inquisitorial "I", representing their role as interrogators as they now interviewed subjects for historical documentation.[16b]

It is not known what happened to the records they made during the Great Crusade, except that by the 41st Millennium they had been either entirely destroyed or otherwise concealed.[Needs Citation]

Known Remembrancers

Modern Remembrancers

In the 41st Millennium, the title of Remembrancer is still used, although how it came to be used again is unknown. These "modern" remembrancers appear to record the history of the Imperium, much like the remembrancers of the Great Crusade. However, unlike remembrancers of the Great Crusade, "modern" remembrancers do not appear to accompany Imperial armies into the field.[7b] One example of an M41-era remembrancer was Tremault, who wrote the The Accounts of the Tallarn.[7a]

Following the resurrection of Roboute Guilliman at the end of the Ultramar Campaign, the Primarch made Lev Tieron his personal Remembrancer.[13]